Dissolve 1 tablespoon of ES in 1/4 cup water, then follow with another 1/2 cup plain water, or juice would work too, for each of the 4 doses. That way you can down it in 2 swallows and be done. I have found this to be MUCH easier. You can also swish some mouthwash or brush your teeth afterwards to kill the taste. It still tastes horrible but it just goes sooooo much faster and easier...give it a try! Thanks again, Hanna for the great tip.